CQD Special Seminar

16. April 2019 11:00

Seminarraum 2.403, Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik, INF 227

Quasiparticle origin of dynamical quantum phase transitions

Dr. Jad Halimeh
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden and Physics Department, Technical University of Munich, Garching

We consider one- and two-dimensional Ising models with varying interaction ranges. Using matrix product state techniques, we study the dynamics of these systems and show a direct connection between the type of lowest-energy quasiparticles in the spectrum of the quench Hamiltonian and the type of nonanalyticities occuring in the Loschmidt return rate, a dynamical analog of the free energy. Our results also show a clear connection between the type of nonanalyticities and the phase of the long-time steady state in addition to how the order parameter decays at intermediate times. In particular, we discuss anomalous nonanalyticities that occur with no underlying local signature in the order parameter dynamics, unlike the traditional regular nonanalyticities that always correspond to a zero crossing of the order parameter. We demonstrate how dynamical quantum phase transitions can be used to extract the equilibrium physics of the model from short-time dynamics.


Prof. Dr. M. Weidemüller
Physikalisches Institut
Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120 Heidelberg
Petra Hübler
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Vortex matter in strongly-correlated superfluids
Giacomo Roati, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR-INO, Physikalisches Institut, INF 226, K 1-3